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Orange Spritz Cookies

 Orange Spritz Cookies
Brown sugar gives these spritz cookies a lovely light caramel tint. This variation has a rich buttery shortbread taste and texture with a hint of orange flavor. They are a delightful addition to my holiday cookie tray. -Sean Fleming, St. Charles, Illinois
33 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange or vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Colored sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and brown sugar until
  • light and fluffy. Beat in orange peel and extract. Combine flour
  • and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press
  • cookies 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with
  • colored sugar. Bake at 375° for 6-9 minutes or until lightly
  • browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield:
  • about 5-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 2 cookies (calculated without colored sugar) equals 67 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.